Choosing a Mesothelioma Treatment Center

Choosing a Mesothelioma Treatment Center Choosing a facility to provide your mesothelioma treatment and care can be a challenging task. As a general rule of thumb, larger hospitals and specialized cancer centers may have more experience in dealing with different cancers. As a result, they may offer more treatment services for patients with rare disorders such as mesothelioma. Asking the right questions is an important first step in choosing a place that’s right for your needs. Below are some points to consider when researching a facility for treating mesothelioma. Is the facility conveniently located? Is the facility clean and well-maintained? Is the facility experienced in treating mesothelioma? Has the facility been successful at treating mesothelioma? Does the mesothelioma treatment facility monitor and improve its quality of care? How? Has the facility been approved by a nationally recognized organization, such as the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and/or the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)? Does the facility clearly explain patients’ rights and responsibilities? Are copies of this information available to me? Does the facility house all of the services I will need at some point during my mesothelioma treatment (ie pathology lab, diagnostic lab, radiation therapy equipment, magnetic resonance imaging equipment, social services department)? Does the treatment facility offer assistance in helping me find financial
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